I just upgraded my stereo system and my VERY entry-level preamp is a sore thumb. It's the next component I'd like to upgrade, so I'm looking for advice about which one to buy.
My other components:
Pioneer 5-speaker + subwoofer set (Andrew Jones's series)
Shure M97xE cartridge
Sony STR DN-1040 receiver
Current preamp: Rolls VP29
Listening preferences: classic rock (trying to perfect the sound quality of my collection of first pressing Beatles albums), 90s/00s indie rock, a bit of classical.
Budget: ideally, under $500